Australian Military Sales Office

The Australian Military Sales Office (AMSO) is a Directorate within Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. The role of AMSO is to support Australian sovereign capability and military sales programs through:

  • International Government-to-Government sale, gifting or other transfer of surplus and obsolete Defence articles.
  • International Government-to-Government purchase of Australian origin, sensitive technology, Defence articles.
  • Supporting Australian defence industry to export to foreign government customers.

AMSO benefits

AMSO supports Australian defence industry to export leading–edge capability solutions to foreign government customers.

By leveraging relationships across the military diplomatic community, AMSO provides opportunities for Australian defence industries to utilise Defence’s network of national and international military partners to identify sales opportunities thereby improving and enhancing the promotion and export of products and capabilities.

The AMSO also assists foreign governments to purchase surplus Australian Defence Force (ADF) equipment under a Government-to-Government arrangement.

The Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue was launched on 16 February 2017 by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP. It provides information on ADF surplus equipment for sale across the maritime, land and aerospace domains to foreign government customers. The July to December 2017 updated edition can be found by following the above link. 

On 26 October 2017, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP announced applications for the 2018 catalogue will now be sought. The Application form, including conditions and eligibility, for consideration to be included in the 2018 AMSE Catalogue can be found at this link, 2018 Catalogue Application. All applications are to be submitted to no later than 8.00 pm AEDT, 30 November, 2017. Please note space is limited and not all applicants will be entered into the 2018 Catalogue.

Advice to Foreign Governments on surplus ADF equipment and inventory may be obtained by following the attached link and completing the Expression of Interest form. Note: This form is for Foreign Government use only.

Equipment is offered on the basis of as is – where is.

Further information

Email: AMSO support desk

Postal address
Australian Military Sales Office
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group
Department of Defence
Brindabella Park, BP25-03-004

PO Box 7938
Canberra BC ACT 2610